The Racing Post
is a British
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daily horse racing
Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has a long history. Archaeological records indicate that horse racing occurred in ancient Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. Both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics by 648 BC...
, greyhound racing
Greyhound racing is the sport of racing greyhounds. The dogs chase a lure on a track until they arrive at the finish line. The one that arrives first is the winner....
and sports betting
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, appearing in print form and online.
From 30 May 2011 - 3 July 2011 it had a circulation of 56,507.
It was founded in April 1986 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , also Sheikh Mohammed, , is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates , and absolute monarch of Dubai.-Personal life and education:...
as a rival to the Sporting Life
The Sporting Life was a British newspaper published between 1859 and 1998 that was best known for its coverage of horse racing. Latterly it has continued as a multi-sports website....
. In 1998 Trinity Mirror
Trinity Mirror plc is a large British newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the national Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People, and the Scottish Sunday Mail and Daily Record. Its headquarters are at Canary Wharf in...
, owners of the rival paper, purchased the licence to use the Racing Post trademark for a pound from Sheikh Mohammed and closed the Sporting Life. In October 2007 Trinity Mirror sold the Racing Post licence for £170m to FL Partners, an Irish private equity firm, who were advised on the venture by former Racing Post editor Alan Byrne. Trinity Mirror were requested by Sheikh Mohammed to give £10 million to four charities for transferring the licence to use the trademark, which the Sheikh continues to own.. The Irish Racing Post was launched in February 2010 and is edited from Dublin.
The Racing Post newspaper is published in full colour every day. It includes information on form of horses in meetings across the country, the going of the courses, age of horses, handicap ratings and other information relevant to the race in question. Tips are also included. The main sections are
(featuring Pricewise, Trading Post and Naps)
(featuring Ireland's Eye)
(including a Sports Crossword)
A website RACINGPOST.com
featuring much of the newspaper content is available. Features such as news, cards, results, Racing Post TV and some tipping information are free to access. Some specialist information including Racing Post Ratings, Topspeed, Spotlights and news archive is behind a subscription paywall
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- Members' Club
. The website also covers greyhounds, sport and poker.
Each year, the Racing Post Chase
The Racing Post Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Kempton Park over a distance of about 3 miles , and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped...
, a Grade 3 National Hunt horse race
National Hunt racing is the official name given to the sport of horse racing in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland in which the horses are required to jump over obstacles called hurdles or fences...
, is held at Kempton Park
Kempton Park Racecourse is a horse racing track in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, England, which is a western suburb of London 16 miles from the city centre. The site is set in of land....
in late February and the Racing Post Trophy
The Racing Post Trophy is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 1 mile , and it is scheduled to take place each year in late October....
, a Group 1 flat horse race
Flat racing is a form of Thoroughbred horse racing which is run over a level track at a predetermined distance. It differs from steeplechase racing which is run over hurdles...
for 2-year-olds over a mile(1600m), is held at Doncaster
Doncaster Racecourse is a racecourse in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. It hosts two of Great Britain's 31 Group 1 flat races, the St Leger Stakes and the Racing Post Trophy.- History :...
in late October.
The Betting Site
, and Soccerbase
websites are also run under the Racing Post